American Hat Makers attended the 108th Annual Head Wear Association Dinner! The Headwear Association is the oldest association in the hat trade, and in fact, the oldest of its kind in the world. Their mission is to promote hat wearing, the headwear industry throughout the world, and foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry. Held at The Loeb Boathouse, Central Park! The evening started with a business meeting, cocktails, an amazing Fashion Show! It ended with an award ceremony and delicious dinner! The Retailer of the Year Award went to Tony Lippi from The Panama Hat Company. The 2016 Headwear Hall of Fame Inductees where, John Wayne, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Hedy Lamarr. Be sure to save the date for next years 109th Annual Dinner on April 27th, 2017. Here are some captured moments of the 108th dinner…
Annual board meeting
The Headwear Association Board members
Millinery women showing off their fabulous hats at the 108th Annual dinner
Bob & Kim Broner owners of Broner Hats
Owners of Magid Hats
Magid Hats Family
Gia Skova in the San Tropez by Wallaroo Hat Company. Simply Breathtaking at The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park.
PR Jill Hammer and Hannah Watrous
Millinery Ladies, Evetta Petty
Kourtney Bush with San Diego Hat Company and Jim
Ellen Christine from New York
Angus and Agustino
JJ Hatter Crew
Garth Watrous and Don Rongione from Bollman Hat Company
Updated 2016 Hall Of Fame Inductees
Past Headwear Association Dinners
Tony Lippi owner of The Panama Hat Company won Retailer of the Year
Arthur Gardner from Dorfman Pacific Company Inc. won the Ben Rosenthal Award
Todd and Arthur Gardner
Jen with Hats in the Belfry
Garth Watrous and Jill Hammer
Charles Rand and his wife
Darrin Santos Thank you for providing all these amazing photos and being an exceptional photographer every year!
Garth, Hannah, and Don Celebrating Agustino retiring this year after 30 years of designing hatbands in the industry.
Jerry Miller and his wife from Hat Co.
Agustino at work until May 31st. We are sad to see him leave
– American Hat Makers